Publication processes applied in the Journal of Sociology of Religion are the basis for the development and distribution of information in a neutral and respected way. The processes implemented in this direction are directly reflected in the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions supporting the authors. Referees are studies that embody and support the scientific method. At this point, it is important that all stakeholders of the process (writers, readers and researchers, publishers, referees and editors) comply with the standards for ethical principles. Within the scope of DISAR ethics, all stakeholders are expected to have the following ethical responsibilities.

The ethical duties and responsibilities below have been prepared as open access, taking into account the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (see COPE Directive in Turkish).

Also see. Theology Field Journals Editors Workshop Decisions (20/01/2018)

Publishing an article in a refereed journal is an essential building block in the development of a harmonious and respected information network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and their supporting institutes. Refereed articles support and shape scientific methods. Therefore, reaching an agreement in the standards of expected ethical behavior is important for all publishing parties, author, journal editor, referee and publisher organizations:

1. Authorship
The bibliography list should be complete.

Plagiarism and fake data should not be included.

The same research should not be attempted to be published in more than one journal, and should comply with science research and publication ethics.

Actions contrary to science research and publication ethics are:

a) Plagiarism: Presenting others’ ideas, methods, data, applications, writings, shapes or works as part of their own works, without reference to scientific rules,

b) Fraud: To produce data that is not based on research, to edit or change the submitted or published work based on unrealistic data, to report or publish them, to show an undone research as done,

c) Distortion: To falsify research records and obtained data, to show the methods, devices and materials that are not used in the research as used, to evaluate the data that are not compatible with the research hypothesis, to play with data and / or results, to adapt to the relevant theories or assumptions, distorting or shaping the research results in line with their interests,

ç) Re-publication: To present more than one work containing the same results of a research as separate works in the professorship exam evaluations and academic promotions,

d) Slicing: Presenting the results of a research as separate works in associate professorship exam evaluations and academic promotions, disrupting the integrity of the research, disassembling it inappropriately and making numerous publications without citing each other,

e) Unfair authorship: Including people who do not have an active contribution among authors, not including people who have an active contribution among authors, changing the author’s order unjustly and inappropriately, removing the names of those who have an active contribution from the work during publication or in subsequent editions, to include his name among the authors,

f) Other types of ethical violations: It is tasked to not expressly state the contributions of individuals, institutions or organizations and their support in the publications of the research carried out with support, not to respect the ethical rules in the researches conducted on human and animals, to respect the rights of the patients in their publications, to examine them as referees. to share the information in the work with others before publication, to use the resources, places, facilities and devices provided or reserved for scientific research for purposes, to charge a completely groundless, unwarranted and deliberate violation of ethics (YÖK Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive, Article 8).

2. Author’s Responsibilities
All authors should contribute significantly to the research.

It is necessary to declare that all the data in the article is real and original.

All authors must ensure retraction and correction of errors.
3. Responsibilities of Arbitrators
Assessments should be impartial.

Referees should not be in conflict of interest with research, authors and / or research funders.

Referees should indicate the relevant published but not cited works.

Checked articles should be kept confidential.

4. Editorial Responsibilities
Editors have full responsibility and authority to accept or reject an article.

Editors should not be in a conflict of interest regarding articles they accept or reject.

Only articles that will contribute to the field should be accepted.

It should support the publication or retraction of the correction when errors are found.

Referees should keep their names anonymous and prevent plagiarism/fake data.


The peer-review process is central to the success of scientific publishing. It is part of our commitment to protecting and improving the peer-review process, and DISAR has an obligation to assist the scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in cases of dubious, duplicate publications or plagiarism.


When the reader notices an important error or mistake in an article published in DISAR, or has any complaints about the editorial content (plagiarism, duplicate articles, etc.), they can make a complaint by sending an e-mail to …… We welcome complaints as they provide an opportunity for us to improve, and we aim to respond quickly and constructively.




It is mandatory for studies/articles that need to collect data from individuals using scales, questionnaires, interviews and other data collection tools.

The author must have received approval from the Ethics Committee of the university to which he is affiliated.

Board approval should be indicated on the first page of the article with the name of the board, date and number.

The start and end dates of data collection should be written in the method section of the article.

The approval document should be attached to DergiPark as an additional file.

For the opinion of TR Directory on the approval of the Ethics Committee, see.


Revealing Plagiarism


Articles submitted for publication in DISAR are subject to double-blind peer-review evaluation by at least two referees. In addition, it is confirmed that the articles have not been published before and do not contain plagiarism, through a special program used in plagiarism detection.